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Professor Tim Bale, In British election campaign, the centre cannot hold


The breakup of a system dominated by two main parties has been a long time coming, but it was masked by the ability of either the Conservatives or Labour to command significant majorities in the 1980s, 1990s and into the first part of this century. According to Professor Tim Bale, the big change from past elections is that more people are willing “to vote with their hearts rather than vote for a mainstream party that approximates their views.”
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